Evolving Trends in Liver Transplantation. Listing and Liver Donor Allocation

Russell H. Wiesner

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Abstract

The success of liver transplantation in the past three decades as a life-saving procedure for patients with end-stage liver disease has led to the ever-increasing disparity between the demands for liver transplantation and the supply of donor liver organs. Donor allocation and distribution remains a challenge and a moral issue as to how these organs can be equitably distributed. This article reviews the evolution of the liver allocation policy and discusses in detail the challenges clinicians face today in this area of medicine.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)519-527
Number of pages9
JournalClinics in liver disease
Volume18
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2014

Keywords

  • Chronic liver disease
  • Liver donor allocation
  • Liver transplantation
  • MELD

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology

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